Getting Back on Track! And finally losing BIG!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
So, I decided after my excess one pound loss and excess week of binge eating with no exercise that it was time to refocus. I am happy to say I have. I decided to let exercise go by the waist side right now and focus on my eating since that seems to be where I struggle most. I guess we must pick and choose are battles, right? So, I decided to map out a schedule of what a semi-normal eating day looked like for me - where were my pitfalls. I noticed that I did fairly well at breakfast time. But during my students lunch time I would set aside small portions of foods and snack items for myself - then go home and eat another lunch sometimes a leftover meal from the night before that was decent in size. Then during my kids snack time I would snack only to snack while driving in the car or once I got home before and also sometimes after dinner. One big trend I kept noticing was how many carbs I was eating...lots of breads, pasta's, and potatoes. And of course my big downfall chips - especially tortia chips. I am proud to say that since taking a look at this info I have cut out a lot of the carb eating. Mostly, I eat the same thing every morning oatmeal...different flavored type...I know fresh fruit in it would be better then the flavored type but hey its a start. I do still have two cups of coffee per day (cannot and will not give that up)...we have to have some enjoyments in our life! NO SNACKING WHILE AT WORK. During my students nap time I eat a fresh cut of fruit. Sometimes I will drink water of finish my coffee from earlier in the day. Then on my lunch break I will rotate between soup or a salad. I either eat healthy whole wheat crackers or a whole wheat pita. Then for dinner it varies...pretty normal dinners - protein (meat) whole grain rice or whole grain (small side) of pasta, and lot's of vegetables (double it up). I usually bring flavored water with me back to work and drink that until I get home. By then I'm rushing to the bathroom to go pee. lol I usually don't feel all that hungry until I go to bed and by then I feel its just too late to eat so I skip it...and I am able to go to bed and sleep fairly well so its not all that bothersome. Oh, yeah I am going back to my grandmothers way of serving a glass of milk with dinner. I do have to be careful with this since milk and I don't always agree. But for the most part its keeping me away from my usual soda drink. I have also been trying to incorporate more diary into my diet throughout the day with my soups or salads or on occasions when I have snacked. So what are the BIG results - I started this Monday and weighed 221.6 and it is now Thursday and I weigh 217.0 So 4.6 thus far...which is huge for me. But, I do realize this may not always happen and I do need to tweak as I go and incorporate exercising back in there. I do want to say the one issue that has been bothering me lately is I do have less energy now than when I was working out 1hr a day at least 5x a week even though my food intake is better and healthier for me. So, I am hoping once I start the mix it will really help me to take off in all the right directions. I need to start taking advantage of my natural body waking up earlier rather than going back to bed and hitting the snooze button often just to lay there and think. Plus I have read that working out in the morning is better. Well, all I can say is I'm glad God gave me the strength to refocus!